Feelings Are Not Facts
It’s a good thing feelings are not facts! Often times, feelings come from ingrained societal beliefs and life conditioning, having no basis in reality. Becoming a Master of the Self (freeing yourself from the bondage of Self) involves not feeding into emotions and not reacting, rather observing and responding appropriately. In this manner, we can rise to the next level spiritually and allow our Divine Light to shine brightly.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about suppressing emotions, as we all should know that only creates blockages in the chakras and holds one back on their spiritual journey, eventually manifesting in a physical illness. We must always deal with and work through it, but do so in a manner that leads to growth. Think of why you are feeling the way you do, what life conditioning has lead you to that feeling.
What I’m speaking of is observing and seeing the whole picture; realizing there is nothing to be emotional about, taking the ‘I’ out of the situation and choosing not to be offended by anything anyone says or thinks. Let go of ego! When you know yourself fully and realize what we see in others is a reflection of ourselves (and what others see in you is a reflection of themselves). You no longer have a need to feed into the lower emotions.
God is Pure Unconditional Love and, when we are aligned with our Divine Selves, we are too! Today, find the power of joy and decide not to be offended by anything anyone says or does. Take the higher road and always offer love and compassion, ever remaining detached from drama.
This is not to say that it is always easy, nothing good ever comes easy. In fact, the higher you climb the spiritual ladder, the tougher the lessons get to ensure you are prepared for even higher levels. Sure, when you are aligned with your higher self, things flow much more smoothly and everything falls nicely into place, but we are still tested.
We are in spiritual boot camp here on Earth and, believe you me, it’s well worth passing the grade to move on to the pure ecstatic bliss that is on the next level! When you always keep joy and unconditional love in your body, mind, and soul, you experience true Heaven on Earth and receive great abundance!
Remember, you are not responsible for the actions of others, you are only responsible for yourself (I’m not talking about not being a responsible parent here, ultimately, we are each responsible for ourselves on the spiritual journey, teach your children right from wrong, but let them also learn their lessons).
Tell yourself, “Just for today, I won’t be offended by anything anyone says or does. I will realize they are projecting onto me the things they need to work on spiritually. Instead, I will always show detached compassion and unconditional love to ALL beings on the planet and beyond”.
Now choose to remain in the present. If you are finding yourself depressed, you are holding on to something from the past; let it go. If you are anxious, then you are living in the future; let it go. Stay in the here and now and know that all events are brought to you from your own making.
You may not choose the exact events that are brought to you, but you can choose how you respond to them. Happiness is a choice, it always has been and always will be. Choose to be in peace and happiness. As the late great Gandhiji once said, “be the change you want to see in the world”. Let’s bring everlasting peace to this world!
Harmony, Love, Light, Peace, and Unity for ALL! We are ALL ONE!
Jacqui ‘Kalidevi’ Bensusan
Yogini, Shaman, Healer, Spiritual Guide, & Protectress